The Sudanese military has announced its acceptance of an invitation to send a delegation to the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah. This delegation will be tasked with finalizing negotiations with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), marking the culmination of a six-month conflict.
The discussions in Jeddah are intended to facilitate a temporary ceasefire and potentially a comprehensive resolution to the conflict that erupted in April. This conflict stemmed from a power struggle between the military and the RSF, centered on the terms for a gradual shift from military governance to a democratic system.
Back in July, an army delegation temporarily returned to Sudan for consultations. They indicated their intention to resume negotiations in Jeddah with the goal of reestablishing peace in Sudan, once the existing obstacles had been successfully addressed.
Following this development, the United States and Saudi Arabia, who played pivotal roles as sponsors of the talks, chose to suspend the negotiations. This decision reflected a significant pause in the diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the complex situation in Sudan.
In a statement, the armed forces articulated their conviction that negotiations stand as a viable means to bring an end to the ongoing conflict. They expressed their acceptance of the invitation to journey to Jeddah, underscoring their commitment to finalizing the agreements that were previously established.